paramagnetic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj paramagnetic of or relating to a paramagnet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Paramagnetic (Physics) Having or exhibiting paramagnetism; -- opposed to diamagnetic and contrasted with ferromagnetic.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • paramagnetic Assuming, when freely suspended between the poles of a horseshoe magnet, a position in a line from one pole to the other: magnetic in contradistinction to diamagnetic. See diamagnetism.
    • paramagnetic Of higher permeability than air.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Paramagnetic par-a-mag-net′ik See under Diamagnetic.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. para-, + magnetic,

Usage

In literature:

The properties of paramagnetism and diamagnetism are not possessed by solids only, but exist also in liquids and gases.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
The corresponding group consists of nitrogen, vanadium and niobium; they are triatomic, paramagnetic, and negative.
"Occult Chemistry" by Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater
He anchored one end of it there by flipping the paramagnetic control on the tape case, and pulled the tape across the room.
"Breaking Point" by James E. Gunn
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In news:

Gadolinium contrast media is typically used for its paramagnetic properties in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Magnetic filtration can be used in almost any environment where ferrous and paramagnetic contamination of a liquid is a problem.
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In science:

In a sufficiently strong random field, the explicit calculation of the eigenvalues of a functional Hessian form shows the stability of the paramagnetic solution, which seems to preclude the existence of a glassy phase (in contrast to earlier expectations and the results of Pastor and collaborators ).
Replica-symmetric solutions of a dilute Ising ferromagnet in a random field
The analysis of stability of the paramagnetic solution is reported in Section 3.
Replica-symmetric solutions of a dilute Ising ferromagnet in a random field
Both ferromagnetic (B 6= C ) and paramagnetic (B = C ) solutions are represented by this expression.
Replica-symmetric solutions of a dilute Ising ferromagnet in a random field
At small values of the random field, the paramagnetic solution is unstable, while a ferromagnetic solution is stable.
Replica-symmetric solutions of a dilute Ising ferromagnet in a random field
Note that the dashes in this table correspond to the absence of a ferromagnetic solution (in which case the paramagnetic solution is stable).
Replica-symmetric solutions of a dilute Ising ferromagnet in a random field
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